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Women beat Benedictine in Fab Four rematch

Women beat Benedictine in Fab Four rematch

Story by Jim Joyner, Sports Editor
December 10, 2016
Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

In their first meeting since the 2016 NAIA Fab Four, the No. 12 Baker Wildcats used a big fourth quarter to defeat the No. 14 Benedictine College Ravens 69-56 on Saturday in the Collins Center. The Wildcats have won six of their last nine against the Ravens and Baker improved to 9-2 overall and 7-1 in...

Women’s basketball wins five straight

Story by Nathalia Barr, Managing Editor
December 7, 2016
Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

The women’s basketball team has won five-straight conference games after going on the road to defeat Culver-Stockton 76-53 and Mount Mercy 76-44. The Wildcats are now 8-1 on the season, 6-1 in the Heart of America Athletic Conference. Baker moved up one spot to No. 12 in the NAIA Coaches’ Top...

Basketball teams sweep Avila

Basketball teams sweep Avila

Story by Jim Joyner, Sports Editor
November 29, 2016
Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports, Women's Basketball

After defeating Avila 73-52 at home on Monday night, the No. 13 Baker women are off to a 6-1 start overall and a 4-1 start in the Heart of America Athletic Conference for the second consecutive season. Meanwhile, the Baker men beat Avila for the second-straight time, 87-60. Following the win, the...

2016-17 women’s basketball preview

2016-17 women’s basketball preview

Story by Jim Joyner, Sports Editor
October 31, 2016
Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

The Baker women’s basketball team is coming off its best season in program history. The Wildcats won 28 games in 2015-16, highlighted by a memorable NAIA national tournament run in Independence, Missouri. The No. 13 Wildcats will look to pick up right where they left off, but this time it will be without...

Women fall to MNU in NAIA finals

Women fall to MNU in NAIA finals

Story by Jim Joyner, Sports Editor
March 22, 2016
Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

The Baker women lost to MidAmerica Nazarene 49-35 in the NAIA National Championship game on Tuesday night in Independence, Missouri. The Wildcats finish their best season in program history at 28-9, and the seniors finish with 96 wins in their four years. This marks the seventh straight loss to MNU...

Women dominate Benedictine in Fab Four

Women dominate Benedictine in Fab Four

Story by Jim Joyner, Sports Editor
March 21, 2016
Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

The Baker University women are into Tuesday night's NAIA national championship game after beating conference rival Benedictine 50-34 in the Fab Four. Senior Ericka Simpson’s career-high 24 points pushed the Wildcats to a dominating win Monday night at the Silverstein Eye Centers Arena in Independence,...

Women clinch spot in Fab Four

Women clinch spot in Fab Four

Story by Jim Joyner, Sports Editor
March 19, 2016
Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

The No. 22 Baker women beat the No. 13 Lewis-Clark State Warriors 71-52 in the NAIA quarterfinals on Saturday afternoon in Independence, Missouri, and clinched a spot in the Fab Four for the first time in school history. The Wildcats will take on their conference rival Benedictine at 6 p.m. on Monday...

Women advance to national quarterfinals

Women advance to national quarterfinals

Story by Jim Joyner, Sports Editor
March 18, 2016
Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

The No. 22 Baker Wildcats claimed a 70-56 win over No. 5 Shawnee State in the second round of the NAIA national championships on Friday afternoon in Independence, Missouri. The Wildcats will play Lewis-Clark State at 4 p.m. Saturday in the Silverstein Eye Centers Arena for a chance to go to the Fab Four. This...

Hot shooting leads BU women to first-round win

Hot shooting leads BU women to first-round win

Story by Jim Joyner, Sports Editor
March 16, 2016
Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

The No. 22 Baker women opened up the NAIA national tournament with an 80-71 upset win over the No. 12 Columbia College Cougars Wednesday night at the Silverstein Eye Centers Arena in Independence, Missouri. Senior Jami Hodge’s career-high 30 points and the team’s hot 3-point shooting pushed the...

Macy Wallisch has always focused on defense

Macy Wallisch has always focused on defense

Story by Brittney Diehm, Writer
March 13, 2016
Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

One player stands out from the rest on the Baker University women’s basketball team. Senior center Macy Wallisch likes to focus her attention on the defensive end. The 6-3 senior center is averaging 3.0 blocks per game along with 8.25 rebounds and only 2.3 turnovers. Wallisch is second in NAIA Division...

Women will face Columbia College in NAIA tourney

Women will face Columbia College in NAIA tourney

Story by Jim Joyner, Sports Editor
March 9, 2016
Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

The No. 22 Baker women received an at-large bid to the NAIA National Championships next week at the Silverstein Eye Centers Arena in Independence, Missouri. This is the team’s third consecutive trip to the NAIA tournament. Tournament pairings were announced on Wednesday. The Wildcats are the sixth...

No. 24 women fall to No. 9 MNU in Heart final

No. 24 women fall to No. 9 MNU in Heart final

Story by Jim Joyner, Sports Editor
March 8, 2016
Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

The No. 24 Baker women lost 53-41 to the No. 9 MidAmerica Nazarene Pioneers in the Heart of America Athletic Conference tournament championship game Tuesday night in Olathe. The Pioneers won their second Heart title in three years and have now knocked off Baker six straight times. The Pioneers led...